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Dr. William O. Berry

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Director, Board On Global Science...

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National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth St. N.W.
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20001
United States

Company Description: The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies. The Research...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Distinguished Research Fellow
    Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University
  • Distinguished Research Fellow
    Center for Technology and National Security Policy
  • Research Fellow
    National Defense University
  • Principal Member On the NATO Research and Technology Board
    U.S. National Academies


  • BS , Biology
    Lock Haven University
  • Ph.D. , Zoology
    University of Vermont
21 Total References
Web References
Feds: Lack of diversity in IT could derail U.S. competitiveness, 18 May 2006 [cached]
The Defense Department relies heavily on IT skills, but immigration policy can make it hard to hire the brightest people, said William Berry, DOD's acting deputy undersecretary of Defense, laboratories and basic sciences.
Seventy-nine percent of all computer scientists who work for the federal government work for DOD, he said, but "we have a particular problem in DOD in that the majority of our employees have to have a security clearance," which requires citizenship.
CCR News, 1 May 2002 [cached]
The speakers included: Rita Colwell, Director of the National Science Foundation; William Berry, Director of Basic Research at the Department of Defense; and Ben Wu, the Deputy Under Secretary for Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
People in the News, 5 Aug 2008 [cached]
William O. Berry has been added to the National Defense University staff as a distinguished research fellow.
Berry will work for NDU's Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP).He most recently served as the acting deputy undersecretary of Defense for laboratories and basic sciences and the director for basic research.
He was previously responsible for providing scientific leadership, management oversight, policy guidance and coordination of the DOD's $1.3 billion yearly basic research programs.
Dr. William O. (Bill) Berry |, 18 Nov 2011 [cached]
Dr. William O. (Bill) Berry
Dr. William O. (Bill) Berry
William O. (Bill) Berry is an independent science consultant providing science and science policy advice to national and international organizations. From January 2011 to July 2014 he was Director of the Board on Global Science and Technology at the U.S. National Academies' National Research Council. The board's charge was to oversee activities to assess the implications for U.S. policy makers of global advances in science and technology.
Previously, Dr. Berry was a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University where he taught and conducted research at the interface of science, technology and national security policy.
At the U.S. Department of Defense, he served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences and Director for Basic Research where he was responsible for providing scientific leadership, management oversight, policy guidance and coordination of the basic research programs of the military and defense research agencies. In addition, he was responsible for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and workforce issues, policy for grants, policy for defense laboratories and international science and technology programs. Dr. Berry served as the U.S. Principal Member on the NATO Research and Technology Board and as the U.S. Washington Deputy for The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science Technology and Engineering and Director of the Washington Office of the Air Force Research Laboratory following a long career at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research where he directed the Air Force's basic research programs in chemistry, life, and environmental sciences.
Dr. Berry earned a BS in Biology from Lock Haven University, a MAT in Zoology from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Vermont. Dr. Berry's research publications are in the fields of environmental toxicology, neuroscience, international collaboration, science and technology policy and national security policy.
AAAS - Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, 17 Nov 2007 [cached]
William Berry, Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University
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